From our research, the personal connection needs to be built first, to overcome many of the psychological obstacles that students face which block them from seeing a positive future for work. Instructors need to win them over by connecting with them, before video can play a role. The strength of the people at Hack the Hood is much more motivating than the technical skills. Youth are more likely to pursue video once they understand the purpose and trust the program.
From the published research, video lessons can frustrate students: